• Ranking the comic book movies of 2019
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    Tom Beasley

    Ranking the comic book movies of 2019

    2019 has been another bumper year in the world of big screen superheroes. But which spandex-clad heroes flew highest?

  • Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man
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    Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man

    Holland admitted to being drunk and crying while talking on the phone to Disney CEO Bob Iger about Spider-Man.

  • Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn
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    Tom Beasley

    Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn

    Ben Mendelsohn said 'cooler heads prevailed' in the dispute over Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2’ confirmed, here’s when it is out
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    Gregory Wakeman

    ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2’ confirmed, here’s when it is out

    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 has been confirmed by Sony, and we even know when it is being released, too.

  • ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Lands Spring 2022 Release Date
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    ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Lands Spring 2022 Release Date

    Sony Pictures Animation has dated a sequel to the Academy Award-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” for April 8, 2022, the company announced on Friday.The original film won the Academy Award for animated feature at the 2019 Oscars. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Vivo” was also bumped from November 6, 2020 to April 16, 2021.“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was directed by Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. The film captures the sprawling interconnectivity of comic-book universes in a way that no other feature film has. Anything can happen, and it usually does. It’s incredibly thrilling to watch, impressively emotional throughout, and easily the best Spider-Man movie since “Spider-Man 2.”“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” stars Shameik Moore (“Dope”) as Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Latino teenager torn between his overbearing yet good-natured police officer father Jefferson (Brian Tyree Henry) and his more relaxed, sketchier uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali). While Miles practices his graffiti art with his uncle, he’s bitten by a radioactive spider, and we all know what that means.Meanwhile, a breach between alternate dimensions brings other “Spider” heroes, including “Spider-Man Noir” (Nicolas Cage), Peter Porker, AKA Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and an older, sadder Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) into Miles’ world. Together, they must team up to stop the Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) and Doctor Octopus (Kathryn Hahn) from destroying the multiverse.“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman directed from a screenplay by Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Lord, Miller, and Christina Steinberg.Read original story ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Lands Spring 2022 Release Date At TheWrap

  • Sony chairman says 'news got ahead' of Disney dispute over 'Spider-Man'
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    Tom Beasley

    Sony chairman says 'news got ahead' of Disney dispute over 'Spider-Man'

    Tom Rothman said the eventual 'Spider-Man' rights compromise is a 'win-win-win' for Sony, Disney and the fans.

  • Future Venom and Spider-Man films leading to crossover movie, confirms Ruben Fleischer
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    Hanna Flint

    Future Venom and Spider-Man films leading to crossover movie, confirms Ruben Fleischer

    Fleischer will be passing over the Venom reins to Andy Serkis.

  • Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy in the MCU 'if she was an equal match for Tom Holland’s Spidey'
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    Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy in the MCU 'if she was an equal match for Tom Holland’s Spidey'

    Descendants 3 star Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy opposite Tom Holland on screen.

  • Bob Iger Explains How Tom Holland Saved Spider-Man in the Marvel-Sony Partnership
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    Bob Iger Explains How Tom Holland Saved Spider-Man in the Marvel-Sony Partnership

    It looks like Tom Holland is getting used to saving the day.After the reported split between Disney and Sony that would’ve separated the Spider-Man franchise from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that it was Holland, Spider-Man himself, who helped the two companies come to a deal again.Iger was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night talking about his new memoir “The Ride of a Lifetime,” and Jimmy Kimmel asked if it was true that Holland was responsible for getting Marvel and Sony to come together. Iger said that bringing Spider-Man back into the fold happened “miraculously,” and that Holland really was part of the conversation.Also Read: Bob Iger: George Lucas 'Felt Betrayed' When Disney Didn't Use His 'Star Wars' Sequel Plans“It was clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team,” Iger told the ABC late-night host. “It was clear that he cared so much, and we care about him. And he’s a great Spider-Man, isn’t he? I felt for him, and it was clear the fans wanted this to happen.”Here’s how it went down. Holland was at Disney’s D23 event for a panel on the upcoming Pixar movie he stars in alongside Chris Pratt called “Onward.” At that event, Holland addressed the news of the split between Sony and Marvel by saying, “It’s been a long week … But I just want to let you all know … I love you 3000.”What we didn’t see was that Holland then requested Iger’s contact information and got in touch with the Disney boss to see what could be done to patch things up. Iger even joked that Holland cried on the phone, which didn’t actually happen. But Iger then called the head of Sony and said “we’ve got to figure out a way to get this done.”Also Read: Disney Chief Bob Iger Says 'It Wasn't Right' to Stay on Apple's Board“Like two divorced parents coming together and figuring it out,” Kimmel said. “Sometimes companies when they’re negotiating, or other people are negotiating, they forget there are other people who actually matter,” Iger responded.It truly was a scary month or so there. In August, the Sony and Marvel partnership, which has resulted in the $880.2 million-grossing “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film and the $1.1 billion “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” ended. Marvel bailed on the arrangement over a dispute regarding the financing of future films, an insider told TheWrap at the time.But that ended late last month, and the two additional Spider-Man films that are still in development, including the next one slated for release on July 16, 2021, are both set to star Tom Holland and be directed by Jon Watts. As part of the renewed agreement, Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel Studios film. Amy Pascal will also produce through Pascal Pictures, as she did on the first two films.Watch Iger’s full clip above.Read original story Bob Iger Explains How Tom Holland Saved Spider-Man in the Marvel-Sony Partnership (Video) At TheWrap

  • Tom Holland personally saved 'Spider-Man' deal with Marvel
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    Tom Holland personally saved 'Spider-Man' deal with Marvel

    For a minute there, it looked like we'd seen the end of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Elderly psychic Madame Web is to be the new 'Spider-Man' spin-off
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    Elderly psychic Madame Web is to be the new 'Spider-Man' spin-off

    In a curve ball from the Spider-verse, Sony is said to be plotting a new movie project around the character of Madame Web.

  • Kirsten Dunst says tweet about her being 'best known as Spider-Man's girlfriend' was 'ignorant'
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    Tom Beasley

    Kirsten Dunst says tweet about her being 'best known as Spider-Man's girlfriend' was 'ignorant'

    Kirsten Dunst said it was 'pretty s***ty' for Reuters to boil her 30-year career down to playing a superhero's girlfriend.

  • Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo

    Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo calls Sony's decision to end Marvel relationship and take Spider-Man out of the MCU a huge mistake.

  • Tom Holland reckons there could be a gay Spider-Man 'one day'
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    Ben Arnold

    Tom Holland reckons there could be a gay Spider-Man 'one day'

    Tom Holland says that a gay Spider-Man could certainly be on the cards.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split
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    'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split

    “It wasn’t easy,” the 'Endgame' director says.

  • 'The door is closed': Sony Pictures boss dashes hopes of more Spider-Man in the MCU
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    Ben Arnold

    'The door is closed': Sony Pictures boss dashes hopes of more Spider-Man in the MCU

    Spider-Man fans hoping to see more Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have just had their last hopes dashed.

  • 10 pop culture paradoxes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Hanna Flint

    10 pop culture paradoxes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Like the Marvel Comics, the movies have a penchant for pop culture references which is causing quite the paradoxes to form.

  • Gemma Chan and Kit Harington joins The Eternals, Tom Holland breaks silence on Marvel at D23 Expo
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    Hanna Flint

    Gemma Chan and Kit Harington joins The Eternals, Tom Holland breaks silence on Marvel at D23 Expo

    Gemma Chan and Kit Harington join the cast while Black Panther 2's release date is revealed.

  • Stan Lee's daughter sides with Sony in Spider-Man row, accuses Disney of disrespecting her father
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    Stan Lee's daughter sides with Sony in Spider-Man row, accuses Disney of disrespecting her father

    Stan Lee's daughter has some strong words for Disney in the wake of the Spider-Man dispute.

  • 'Avengers' star Jeremy Renner demands Sony to return 'Spider-Man' to Marvel
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    'Avengers' star Jeremy Renner demands Sony to return 'Spider-Man' to Marvel

    Avengers: Endgame star Jeremy Renner has demanded that Sony return Spider-Man to Marvel and Stan Lee.

  • Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony
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    Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony

    The successful partnership between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on the “Spider-Man” films has come to an end: Marvel has bailed out on the arrangement in a dispute over financing future films, an insider told TheWrap.The arrangement had been beneficial to both parties. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” released last month, is the most successful Sony film and the most successful “Spider-Man” film in terms of box office.A Sony spokesperson said late Tuesday that the decision involved Disney opting not to have Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who oversees the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spend time on Spider-Man.Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' to Pass $1.1 Billion Global Gross, Becomes Sony's Top Box Office Hit“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”The Marvel-Sony partnership, which began with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man appearing in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” allowed Spider-Man to interact for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, trading quips with Captain America and learning under Iron Man. “Far From Home” was largely focused on the possibility of Spider-Man replacing Tony Stark as the tech genius at the center of The Avengers.The collapse of the Sony-Marvel partnership also seems likely to dim future prospects for Spider-Man’s partnerships in the MCU. A person familiar with Disney’s thinking said the company was uninterested in continuing negotiations.“The MCU is on to Phase 4 and introducing lots of new characters,” the person said, referring to Marvel’s upcoming slate of films including “Black Widow,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “The Eternals,” “Shang Chi,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Blade.”According to Deadline, which first reported Disney-Sony breakup, Disney asked Sony that future “Spider-Man” films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between both studios, a request Sony turned down. Sony’s counteroffer proposed keeping the current deal in place where Marvel receives about 5% of the first dollar gross, and Disney refused, Deadline said.Marvel already owns all the merchandising on “Spider-Man.”There are currently two more “Spider-Man” films in development with Tom Holland and director John Watts attached, but they will now go forward without Feige’s guidance.Released two months after “Avengers: Endgame” ended the MCU as fans knew it, “Far From Home” served as a palette cleanser and a taste of what Marvel Studios had in store for the next phase of the story. Sony has grossed $809 million domestically so far this year, and should pass the $1 billion mark after a busy fourth quarter.The studio will release the horror-comedy film “Zombieland: Double Tap” this October, followed by Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and likely Oscar contender “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” in November. Sony will then cap off the year with “Jumanji: The Next Level,” the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which earned $962 million worldwide two years ago.Read original story Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony At TheWrap

  • Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel
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    Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel

    Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel

  • Grieving father says Disney declined request to put Spider-Man on his 4-year-old son's tombstone
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Grieving father says Disney declined request to put Spider-Man on his 4-year-old son's tombstone

    Spider-Man fan Ollie Jones, 4, died from the rare disease leukodystrophy in December.

  • Spider-Man rights could revert to Sony if 'Far From Home' 'fails to make $1 billion'
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    Hanna Flint

    Spider-Man rights could revert to Sony if 'Far From Home' 'fails to make $1 billion'

    Marvel could lose the MCU rights to the webslinger.

  • Will Marvel ever show Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben? Here’s what director Jon Watts says
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Will Marvel ever show Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben? Here’s what director Jon Watts says

    Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts has opened up about the role of Uncle Ben in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is very ambiguous.